Welcome to St Joseph’s College

St Joseph’s College is a Catholic 7-12 high school operated by St Joseph’s Parish, Tweed Heads, assisted by the Lismore Diocese Catholic Education Office.

SJC works closely with its parents and the community to fulfill the important role of educating the youth of the Tweed Heads region. Our motto, ‘Peace through Justice’ is modified from Pope Pius XII’s motto ‘Opus Justitiae Pax’ – The work of justice is peace. This original motto was taken up in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. The motto transcends the circumstances of those times to inspire each of us through significant effort in our personal lives, to establish community at local and international levels. The dove of peace reinforces this message.

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ANZAC Day 2019

Congratulations and thank you to the 93 students who represented our College at the recent ANZAC Day March at Coolangatta-Tweed.

All students presented themselves extremely well and were mature and co-operative in their manner. We had a terrific turnout and it was wonderful to see so many families in our community understand and support such a worthwhile and important national day.


See a few photos from the day here:

“For I was a stranger and you welcomed me”

Matthew 25:35

Opening School Mass

Last Friday February 22, saw our College community celebrate mass for the first time as a whole this year.

Our theme for the year, as chosen by a number of Year 12 students is:

“Do all things with love”

Based on Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. As Pope Francis states, “Love is not words, it is work and service. A humble service, performed in silence and concealed.” Service is a key element for staff and students of SJC and a great way to show love to our fellow human. Mr Lyon, on assembly, recently spoke of the definition of love and what forms it takes and how that relates to our everyday life.

Welcome Year 7!

Welcome to our new Year 7 students. They have had a busy start, but are working their way into our routines. Their Year 12 Buddies have helped them settle in.